The News, March 9, 1944
FIRST SERGT. PAUL EUGENE HUFFER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Huffer, of Brunswick, was killed in an accident in the South Pacific
area on February 9, according to a telegram received this by his
mother from the U. S. Marine Corps.
The telegram confirmed a similar message received by Sergt. Huffer's
wife, who resides in Washington. Mrs. Paul Huffer later wrote to
Sergt. Huffer's mother that she understood the Marine had died in an
Army hospital at 9:45 p.m. February 9 of a gunshot wound on an
island near New Guinea. No other details were supplied.
Sergt. Huffer would have been 27 years of age on Wednesday. He had
served seven years in the Marine Corps, and participated in the
Guadalcanal offensive against the Japanese. He had not visited his
home in Brunswick since Christmas, 1941.
Well known in Brunswick, he learned the barber trade under Walter C.
Ambrose, East Potomac street before entering the service. Besides
his wife and parents, he is survived by the following brothers and
sisters: Mrs. George Gletner, Marvin and Ivan Huffer, all of
Brunswick; Mrs. D. Woodrow Younkins, Yarrowsburg, Washington county;
Lorraine, stationed at Bouford S. C., who was expected home on
furlough today, and Hayes Huffer, of Trinidad, South America